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Securing the Enterprise: An In-Depth Look at Modern Day Cyber Attacks

June 13, 2012

The Security SIG Presents…

As communication technologies become ever more prominent, web security becomes increasingly important for small and large companies alike.  According to a Norton study, cybercrime cost the global economy $388 billion in 2011.  This Security SIG event will demonstrate how web application security companies react to these types of threats and cyber breaches.Thomas Powell will discuss the common recon and attack techniques used in Web Application Security including Source Sifting, Fingerprinting, Input Manipulation, SQL Injection, Session Hijack, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross-Site Request Forgery.  He will briefly discuss the relative merits of protection schemes including WAF software and appliances, input filtering libraries, security proxies and monitoring services.

We will also see a presentation on “The Deconstructing and Demonstration of an Anonymous Attack.”  Imperva will be describing a live Anonymous attack that recently took place against an un-named customer.  This attack was successfully repelled by Imperva and at the same time recorded and studied.  The presentation will include details of how best to prepare and repel an Anonymous or similar attack using SecureSphere and Social Media.  We will then see a live demo utilizing Anonymous tools against an active web server and database pair.  The attack will be shown successful and then mitigated via SecureSphere products.

Thomas Powell

Thomas Powell, the CEO of PINT, founder of port80 Software and Instructor at UCSD has approaching 20 years Internet industry experience.  He has broad based Web app security experience having consulted with firms defending against Anonymous, perform penetration tests on international political sites, and designed and reviewed Web Application Firewall software and appliances.Brian Anderson
Senior Channel Security Engineer, Imperva

Brian Anderson, the San Diego based Channel Security Engineer for Imperva, has over 10 years experience in application development, focusing on web and database security.  Brian has designed, attacked, hardened, configured, and analyzed complex systems, and frequently presents on security topics.

Jim Matteo
CEO, Bird Rock Systems
Jim Matteo founded Bird Rock Systems in April of 2004. Bird Rock Systems provides computer products, training, and services to enterprise, higher education, and government organizations. Bird Rock Systems was recognized in 2011 for fast growth by the San Diego Business Journal, INC and CRN publications. Jim was previously Director of Sales at Evolv Technologies and Regional Sales Manager at IKON Technology Services. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Management from Manhattan College.

Bill Unrue, CEO, Anonymizer
Matt Stamper, Vice President, Services, redIT.
Bruce Roberts, Formerly SVP Security Programs, Cubic Coporation
Jim Matteo, CEO, Bird Rock Systems
Steve Wallace, VP of Network and Managed Services, AIS

June 13th, 2012

7:30 AM: Registration/Networking/Refreshments
8:00 AM: Program Begins
9:30 AM: Program Ends

Knobbe Martens
12790 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

Pre-Registration: (Please pre-register by noon on 6/12/12)
$10.00 – CommNexus Sponsor***
$20.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE – Mentor Sponsor**
FREE – Students, Military & Press*

At the Door:
$20.00 – CommNexus Sponsor
$30.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE – Mentor Sponsor
FREE – Students, Military & Press

CLICK HERE for a list of CommNexus Sponsors

*Student/Military or Press: You must select this option in the payment dropdown to change the balance to $0.
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***All Other Corporate Sponsor Levels: Make sure your profile reflects your correct company in order to be registered for $10.00.  If the website charges you more, select “Pay At Door” and we will charge you $10 at the door.

SIG EVENT SPONSORED BY:imperva  AND  knobbe_logo

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